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One William James Basie was born on this day in Red Bank, New Jersey, in the year 1904. He would go on to become one of the greatest, most influential and swinging-ist cats in the history of American Jazz and Swing music. As a young boy (six or seven years of age), I inherited a […]

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I just bought a DVD set of “The Barbara McNair Show.” This was a variety show produced in Canada from 1969 – 1971 and syndicated in the U.S. until 1972. I have no recollection of seeing this program as a kid but I’m anxious to check it out. Barbara McNair was a very fine vocalist […]

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Here’s a wonderful clip from the movie “Orchestra Wives.” As I recall, it’s a surprisingly honest and realistic portrayal of the challenges of musician’s personal lives for a film made in the early 194os. It stars the Glenn Miller Orchestra – almost. In this clip you will see Cesar Romero at the piano and a […]

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